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at what age do roosters begin to crow???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bassfishrman, May 15, 2007.

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 mix breed chickens that are almost 4 months old. 2 of them have larger and darker red cones than the others. I suspected they were roosters, but haven't heard them attempt to crow. When do roosters normally begin to crow?
     
  2. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine started at about 9 weeks. But you have to know what you're hearing, sometimes they don't sound exactly like a rooster at first. They need practice. [​IMG]
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    It varies. I've had a few that crowed around 7 weeks, some at 4 months. Out of all the roosters I have had, the earliest attempt at crowing was 3 days old! It was a little brrrp, brrrrp noise coming from the outstretched neck of my Jersey Giant chick. He didn't start his real crowing until he was about 4.5 months old.
    Stephanie
     
  4. Naz3

    Naz3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started crowing at about 3 months!mayb he was a late starter..now he does it all the time!!thankfully no neighbours hav complained yet:S
     
  5. TJ

    TJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what I believe to be a Golden Campine Roo' and he started crowing at 3 weeks of age. It's not quite a "crow" - it actually sounds like tires squealing![​IMG]


    TJ ~:>
     
  6. bhadrika

    bhadrika Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine start around 5am...

    Actually, with about 15 roos, only one really crows (and badly, but still better than we'd expected HER to be able to). The moment they come out of the coop, that's when they suddenly start fighting each other (mostly staring contests), and crowing. Not too bad yet, but it helps us see who goes first when the culling begins....

    Bhadrika
     
  7. countrydream7

    countrydream7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine started at 3 1/2 months old bjgs
     
  8. acates

    acates Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started around 10 weeks. It was rather pathetic at first but gets better all the time.
     

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